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  NBC    NBC Bay Area News at 11AM    News  News/Business. New.  

    November 8, 2012
    11:00 - 11:30am PST  

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good morning. i'm bob redell. live here in san jose with new information on the man arrested for having a pipe bomb. the latest from police headquarters coming up. and it's time to get out those umbrellas. yeah, that's right. the rain moving in. christina loren will be along to let us know how wet the bay area will get and how long it should last. also, from the election to the fiscal cliff, the president jumping right back into the deep end trying to get a bipartisan deal done before january. we'll tell you where things stand this morning. the news at 11:00 starts now. good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. good morning, everybody. at this hour right now, dark clouds hovering all around the bay area and that rain starting to come down in what's been
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nothing short of a roller coaster weather this week. started out with record temperatures, then down to some 30 degrees lower and then some rain. >> it's hard to believe it's all in the same week, just two days ago, 92 degrees in gilroy. now talking about 50s and a lot of rain on the way to the bay area. let's get right to that radar and show you where the showers are concentrated right now. in sonoma and marin counties. down in the south bay, we'll have to wait until about 2:00 or 3:00 this afternoon. but we have your time line ready to go. it's not just today that we're going to be dealing with the rain. as we head throughout tonight into tomorrow, spotty showers, gusty winds, on-and-off showers continuing on friday. then that cold blast, a lot of instability tomorrow. could drive isolate thunderstorms. saturday, cold, cloudy weather lingering from the first part of your weekend. sunday, the sun will come back out. but clear skies leading to a very cold morning, subfreezing
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a.m. temperatures, potential frost for the first time this season. so from 90s to frost on the same seven-day forecast. >> subfreezing, under 32 degrees? >> somewhere around 32. that would be the interior valleys. >> but you like all the activity, don't you? >> indeed i do. >> thanks, christina. nothing compared to what's going on on the east coast. just a week after superstorm sandy slammed into the northeast, the hard-hit region facing another stormy blast in athena. nbc's danielle leigh reports. >> reporter: the season's first winter storm to strike the northeast continues its trek northward, dropping heavy snow and beating communities in new england with strong winds. people already battered by hurricane sandy last week barely waited for the sun to rise before starting to clean up -- again. >> good news is that we have not seen the kind of damage we saw with hurricane sandy. >> reporter: marie was without
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power for more than two days after the hurricane. then came the snow. >> winter last year was very mild here. and it was a wonderful, wonderful thing. so i'm kind of hoping this year will be the same. >> reporter: what you've seen so far, gosh, you think -- >> it hasn't been pretty. >> reporter: several inches of snow blanketed the region, setting a record for snowfall in the big apple. winds toppled power lines, putting pr than 100,000 people in the dark, possibly for the second time in just over a week. >> i went out to run to the store. i came back and my house was black. my kids were all frantic, no heat. it's been crazy. >> reporter: across the country, airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights, leaving people stranded. many people here in the northeast are still surrounded by these scenes of damage. they are cold, wet, tired and ready for a break from this severe weather. in trenton, new jersey, danielle leigh, nbc news. right now, learning more about the man who was arrested
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overnight in san jose for possession of a live bomb. nbc bay area's bob redell is live outside the department headquarters right now. he has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jon. we just got done speaking with san jose police. they tell us the man that they have taken into custody for allegedly possessing a pipe bomb is not being cooperative. therefore, they don't know what his intention was to do with this device, if there was any intention at all. under arrest and booked in the county jail is james mcgill. he's a 35-year-old man from san jose. amateur video shows the scene last night where he was arrested. this is north first street and matrix by highway 101 in the new m8trix casino. last night, he was pulled over for what they thought was just a traffic violation. >> noticed that he was exhibiting the objective symptoms of narcotics influence. and so that, of course, led them
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to kind of pull him out of the vehicle and once they conducted a vehicle search, they located what they believe to be a pipe bomb. of course, they backed out. >> reporter: they backed out, cleared the area, called in the bomb squad who confirmed that, yes, this is a pipe bomb, which they safely destroyed. no one was hurt, no evacuations needed. investigators have run a background check on mcgill. they say there is nothing of significance in his criminal history. no idea what his motive might have been for allegedly having this pipe bomb. we were curious why s.w.a.t. was running traffic stops. they tell us it's a sign of the times because of the cutbacks. reporting live here outside san jose pd, bob redell. darnell washington, the fugitive accused of killing susie ko inside her hercules
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home last month was in court this morning where he was expected to enter a plea. nbc bay area's christie smith is live outside that courthouse in richmond with more. christie, what happened? >> reporter: good morning. this was a very brief court appearance for darnell washington. maybe lasted less than two minutes. he didn't speak or look at the row of cameras inside the courtroom facing him. the 24-year-old is accused of killing retired hercules schoolteacher susie ko. washington's attorney, the public defender, accepted the case but they did not enter a plea today. there are nine counts against him including murder, robbery and carjacking. part of a crime spree that started in southern california with his wife, tania washington, and allegedly included a jail break and wounding a deputy. prosecutors say on october 5th, they killed ko at her home. on the same day, they robbed a
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k-mart in sunol. they allegedly stole ko's car. ended up in washington state where they led police on a chase. we tried to speak with the public defender this morning who declined. but prosecutors say that the couple had no tie to hercules. if convicted, they could face life in prison or the death penalty. but prosecutors say that they haven't decided whether or not to pursue the death penalty in this case. he is due back in court on november 16th at 1:30. reporting live in richmond, christie smith, nbc bay area news. the man in jail accused of gunning down a well-known east palo alto community activist could soon be set free. san mateo county judge dismissing a murder charge against gregory elarms. police say he killed david lewis outside the hillside shopping center back in june of 2010. the judge says police violated elarms' fifth amendment rights by ignoring his repeated requests for an attorneys. investigators say he eventually confessed to the crime.
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lewis' mother says she doesn't know why elarms killed her son, that the two were actually childhood friends. >> i would like to see him spend his time in prison. >> elarms is still in jail this morning on an unrelated charge. the san mateo county d.a. will determine whether to appeal the judge's decision. a hotel evacuated overnight. the alarm sounded early this morning at the embassy suites in burlingame. 400 to 500 people had to wait outside in the cold until the gas dissipated. >> handicap rooms where they talk to you, get out of bed, very, very startling. and so i got up thinking it was a prank. and looked around for some hoodlums to stir up and give them some grief.
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and then i looked outside and saw that there were first responders flashing flashlights to tell us to get out the building. >> people were let back in about 4:30 this morning. no one was hurt. a malfunctioning boiler is to blal. still ahead at 11:00, the man responsible for shooting congresswoman gabi giffords and 18 others in tucson nearly two years ago being sentenced today. we'll tell you what giffords' husband had to say to jared loughner. the election is over but the work is just getting started. congress has to get to work on the fiscal cliff or you will be paying a lot more in taxes come january. you may have noticed some cool new technology this morning at starbucks. we'll tell you how it works. [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all,
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18 others, is being sentenced right now in tucson. this is video of loughner arriving at the courthouse just a couple of hours ago. giffords and her husband, astronaut mark kelly, were in attendance in the courtroom. they are still -- kelly is speaking in front of loughner and telling him, quote, the shooting changed his wife's life forever but did not dent her spirit, unquote. six people were killed in the january 2011 attack. 13 were wounded, including giffords who was shot in the head. after taking a plea agreement, loughner will receive a life sentence without the possibility of parole. he has been undergoing psychological treatment at a missouri treatment facility. more reaction from the victims' families tonight. now that the election is over, time for president obama to get back to work. the president has a big-time problem on his hands and it has to do with your money.
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nbc's tracie potts has the details on the nation's looming fiscal cliff. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> reporter: fresh off his election victory, president obama's already been on the phone with top democrats and republicans in congress, urging them to compromise before america falls off the fiscal cliff. what's that? long-term unemployment benefits and the 2% payroll tax cut expiring. a big cut in medicare payments and your taxes going up january 1 if congress doesn't act. plus, another $500 billion in cuts at the pentagon. boeing, the military's second largest supplier, already announced its second round of executive layoffs. >> nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal because the cuts are severe and the tax increases are severe. and so we've got to find a path forward. >> reporter: on capitol hill,
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leaders signaled compromise. >> compromise is not a dirty word. i want to work together. but i want everyone to also understand, you can't push us around. >> i'm not suggesting we compromise on our principles. but i am suggesting that we commit ourselves to creating an atmosphere where we can seek common ground where it exists. >> reporter: post-election, the same president, the same balance of power in congress and the same problem that divided a nation. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. the stock markets are skittish over the fiscal cliff. our scott mcgrew says they are still down a little bit. baa little bit of calm for investors just a bit. >> good morning. the dow industrials down another 60 points this morning. the nasdaq down as well. a day after the worst fall on wall street so far this year. and so much of that is that concern over the fiscal cliff that tracie potts talked about and the concern about the business of america going forward.
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meanwhile, 7,000 starbucks today will turn on new technology. it's from a company called san francisco square. you'll walk in to starbucks, order your drink wiand you'll p for it right off your iphone while your iphone is still in your pocket. no need to show them anything. in fact, jon and marla, they'll even know as you walk in your name because it's going to show up on the cash register. the iphone signal is going to tell them. they can start on your coffee before you get to the front of the line. this is, i think, going to spread to all kinds of different places where the idea of taking out your wallet or your purse will seem so old fashioned. >> i'm already amazed by you walk in and they remember what you want. extra hot, extra foam. >> i just want a danish. let's check on the weather with christina loren.
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talking about some rain and cold. >> yeah. looking good this morning. we have the clouds rolling in to san francisco right now. but the showers still holding off, at least for another hour. we're going to time out this system to a "t" to your doorstep. wind, pretty gusty from concord to fairfield. winds also picking up in san jose. the winds are really going to pick up ahead of the front. the front's on its way right now. already getting showers on the radar. 60 degrees. these are your highs. current temperatures are your highs. we're going to see temperatures drop off as we head throughout the rest of the day. 60 degrees in livermore, 59 at san jose and 62 in gilroy. let's get to the rain. right now, marin county, also sonoma county getting a little activity. the showers still offshore here. expected to start to move into san francisco throughout the next 55 minutes. 48 minutes away from your first showers in pacifica. get ready for that. headed to the sierra, we have
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some really low snow levels. look at the snowfall that's coming down right now. 2,500 feet. that's as low as it's going to go heading through friday morning. watch out for slick conditions if you're headed up there. very gusty winds as well. you need to have your winter driving four-wheel drive or chains with you if you're headed up to tahoe this weekend. starting to get our first showers here in the south bay at about 2g p.m. that continues throughout the overnight hours. 10:00 p.m. a pretty good wave of moisture. slick conditions for your morning commute. through friday into saturday, starting to get a lot of that sunshine. temperatures looking really good as we get through sunday, monday, tuesday. climbing back into the 60s. we have three cold, wet days to get through. and here's my concern. saturday night, those skies are going to clear. sunday morning, we could see our first frost of the season. you want to keep that in mind. temperatures will drop off into the low to mid-30s.
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we're watching that for you guys. make sure you have that umbrella ready to go. over to you. new this morning, he's already been portrayed by brad pitt in "moneyball" and today, billy bean managed to pull off a solid encore. how about taking home the highest award in his field? the architect of one of baseball's most remarkable turnarounds in recent years, he was selected by his peers as the executive of the year. congratulations, billy. this team made a 20-game improvement over last year and won the american league west title. did it on the final day of the season. this marks the second time bean has won that award. he was also named executive of the year back in 1999. well-played, billy. >> and making our producer, rick, happy. he's a huge a's fan. the nhl and players association are heading back to the bargaining table today. a good sign marking three straight days of negotiations. fans hoping to see at least some
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games this season at the shark tank. here's a live look right now. both sides say they're far from a deal but at least they're talking. until then, sharks forward ryan clowe has found a new place to call home for now. he signed with the san francisco bulls. it's possible clowe could play tomorrow night at the cow palace. >> got to keep the joints oiled up. coming up at 11:00, hundreds of california inmates could be back out on the streets. we'll tell you about the new law and what it means for the state budget. and prop 30 is a double bonus for some state college students. why they'll soon get a refund check.
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not seen in more than 100 years. how about this, with all precincts counted, democrats announcing they now own a super majority in both houses of california's legislature. a two-thirds majority in the senate and in the assembly allows democrats to now pass tax laws, budgets and other spending issues without any republican support. this, for the record, marks the first time since 1883 democrats have held a super majority right here in california. now that voters have officially passed prop 30, college students will see the benefits almost immediately. csu students will get a refund for the tuition increase they paid this semester. tuition costs will roll back even more in the spring. officials are still working out the details but students can expect to get back about $250 of their fall tuition. some 3,000 inmates in jail under the three strikes law in california could soon be resentenced or straight-up released.
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proposition 36 was passed in tuesday's general election, a measure designed to make sure that life sentences are reserved for people who have committed three serious or violent felonies. we talked to the co-author of that new law along with a man who fought against it. >> putting people away for life for stealing a loaf of bread, petty theft, simple drug possession. >> if they can see the train coming down the tracks yet the guy only sold a lo-- stole a lo of bread or managed to get the purse away from the girl without putting a bullet in her head, they're not going to be able to charge for three strikes. >> this amendment could ultimately end up saving $100 million per year once the law actually takes effect. chevron is laying out its plan to fix the richmond refinery damaged by that massive fire in august. it will use chrome alloy to replace the damaged pipes. chevron says the new pipes will fix the main problem that led to
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the fire. that was pipe corrosion. it hopes to get all repairs done early next year and have the refinery working back at 100%. when we come back, how about a little sneak peek at mitt romney's concession phone call to president obama, sort of.
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presidential elections have always provided good comedy fodder for shows like "saturday night live." last night, the late night with jimmy fallon gave his interpretations of mitt romney's concession phone call to president obama. >> this is good. >> this is my concession call. congratulations, blah, blah, blah, you did it. >> hey, hey, hey, now. everything okay? you seem a little down. >> i really wanted to be president. i was going to create 12 million jobs. >> look, look, buck up, you created one job, except it was for me. >> all right, very funny. you got me. >> oh, yeah, good stuff there. the other guy is deon flynn.
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they're getting rave reviews for that mock interview of the candidate's post-election call. this one ends up with the president and former governor singing a duet of the "dawson's creek" theme song. >> to see the entire skit, go to our website, nbcbayarea.com. i did that before the show. >> it's worth the effort. go check it out. >> thank you for spending time with us. join us tonight at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. >> all day long at nbcbayarea.com, go out and have yourself a great day. there's the weather. >> don't forget that umbrella. [ female announcer ] this is the story of joycelin...
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